Sign posted by the Jewish Council in the Łódź Ghetto
Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland);
Signs and signboards
- Object Type
Shop signs (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hal and Robyn Klein
Sign posted by the Statistical Department of the Łódź Ghetto Jewish Council.
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Also in Hal and Robyn Klein collection
This collection consists of two metal signs posted by the Jewish Council in the Łódź Ghetto. One is for the Statistical Department and the other is for the two white enameled metal signs with black text: One is from "Der Aelteste der Juden in Litzmannstadt / Zentral-Einkaufsstelle" [Main Purchasing Agency of the Łódź ghetto Jewish Council]; Łódź, Poland; dated 1944; in German The other sign (accreted to the collection in 2016) reads "Der Aelteste Der Juden / in Litzmannstadt / Statische Abteilung"
Sign posted by the Main Purchasing Agency of the Łódź Ghetto Jewish Council in German occupied Poland. This agency was a German institution established to facilitate the mass deportations to Chelmno killing center in 1942. The deportees were encouraged to exchange their valuable possessions for ghetto scrip. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Łódź was renamed Litzmannstadt and annexed to the German Reich.